Explore these must-visit destinations in Thrissur, Kerala
July 15, 2023 | 06:00 pm
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Thrissur is known for its ancient temples and churches
One of the popular centers of culture and tradition in Kerala, Thrissur houses several ancient temples and churches with stunning architecture that will leave travelers mesmerized.
Thrissur is also home to pristine beaches and refreshing waterfalls, and hosts the well-known Thrissur Pooram festival every year which is celebrated in the grand Vadakkunnathan Temple.
Here are five must-visit places during your trip to Thrissur.
One of the most popular places to visit in Thrissur, the Punnathur Kotta is an elephant sanctuary that houses the highest number of captive elephants, about 59 of them.
According to legend, the sanctuary was once a palace that belonged to a local ruler.
The sanctuary houses a training center for elephant riders named mahouts and temples dedicated to Goddess Bhagavati and Lord Shiva.
Located on the outskirts of Thrissur, the mesmerizing Athirappilly Waterfalls is the largest falls in the state.
This 24 meters tall and 100 meters wide waterfall is also sometimes called the “Niagara Falls of India.”
The falls, nestled on the Chalakudy River, is the perfect spot for a group outing.
It is open to visitors every day from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
One of the most unexplored beaches in Thrissur the golden sands and blue waters of Chavakkad Beach attract tourists from all over the world.
The sound of waves crashing against the rocks on this serene beach makes it a popular spot for couples. It is also a perfect picnic spot offering an amazing view of the sunset.
You can also visit Ayurvedic farmlands here.
Paramekkavu Bhagvathy Temple
One of the must-visit religious sites in Thrissur, the Paramekkavu Bhagvathy Temple is the largest temple in Kerala that is dedicated to Goddess Vaishnavi.
This almost 1,000-year-old temple hosts several religious celebrations which attract hundreds of devotees throughout the year.
The temple also participates in the Thrissur Pooram festival and takes out a grand procession of 15 elephants to the Vadakkunnathan Temple.
Basilica Of Our Lady of Dolours
Shining like a pure white gemstone in Thrissur, the Basilica Of Our Lady of Dolours, or the Dolours Basilica is nestled amidst lush green valleys of the city.
It is the largest church in the state, spread across an area of 25,000 square feet.
Sporting Indo-Gothic style architecture, the interiors of the church feature fine specimens of murals and scenes from the Scriptures.
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